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Principal and upper grade teacher
Ms. Draves has served as principal and teacher for more than 20 years. She has taught all grades and subjects and is currently principal and teacher for the upper grades at KJA. Her passion is to lead young people to Jesus, provide quality education and make it fun in the process!
Lower grade teacher
Mrs. Moravetz has served as principal, teacher, & substitute teacher in various locations over the last 11 years. Currently, Mrs. Moravetz is KJA’s lower grade teacher. Her passion is to lead children to Jesus and ensure her students learn their basic facts, so their future academics have a firm base. She is also passionate about helping college students find their way to success.
Art Teacher and Tutor
Mrs. Adams has been a teacher, teacher’s aid, tutor and art instructor over 5 decades. She is currently KJA’s Art teacher & tutor. Her passion is sharing her love for Jesus and providing quality education for each child she works with.
Teacher’s aide for lower grade
Mrs. Heiss has experience with young children. She is currently KJA’s lower grades, teacher’s aide. Her passion is to lead little ones to love Jesus and to make learning fun using hands-on activities.
Volunteer Music Teacher
Mrs. Beckermeyer is a volunteer music teacher at KJA. She is currently a student at Western Michigan University with a major in Music Therapy. Her passion is to use the power of music to build positive social connections, widen worldviews, improve confidence, and provide kids with a skill that can be used to reach others for Jesus.
Mrs. Shade has worked at KJA for more than 30 years. She has served as a teacher’s aid, substitute teacher, yearbook advisor, Bible Labs coordinator and is currently KJA’s secretary. Her passion is to share Jesus with others, serve where needed, and to make you smile!